Making Histo-Rih! Rihanna Graces The May Cover Of British Vogue

Rihanna's November U.S. Vogue cover marks her sixth cover and the most of any Black woman.

Making Histo-Rih! Rihanna Graces The May Cover Of British Vogue

Plus, see the rest of our queens gracing Vogue!

Published March 30th

Written by Gina Conteh

Rihanna continues to make history as a multi-faceted mogul and continues to proving that making your own rules in the industry pays off. With her November 2019 cover, Rihanna officially has the most U.S. Vogue solo covers of any Black women. Histo-Rih!

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From models to pop stars, the fashion Bible feauturing Black women on their covers was, and still is, groundbreaking. Beverly Johnson first made history as the first Black woman on an American Vogue cover in 1974. Since then, Black women have continued to sprinkle their magic on the American version of the coveted magazine like Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Oprah, Zendaya and many more! With Rihanna scoring her sixth cover, we thought it was only right to honor all the Black women who came before her and the ones who will surely come after her.

See The Beautiful, Black Women Who Have Graced The Covers Of Vogue:

  1. May 2020: Rihanna On British Vogue
  2. November 2019: Rihanna
    (Photo: Ethan James Green for Vogue)
  3. June 2019: Zendaya
    (Photo: Tyler Mitchell for Vogue)
  4. September 2018: Beyoncé
    (Photo: Tyler Mitchell for Vogue)
  5. June 2018: Rihanna
    (Photo: Mert & Marcus for Vogue)
  6. February 2018: Serena Williams & Alexis Olympia Ohanian
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  7. January 2018: Lupita Nyong'o
    (Photo: Mikael Jansson for Vogue)
  8. July 2017: Zendaya
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  9. January 2017: Ruth Negga
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  10. December 2016: Michelle Obama
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  11. October 2016: Lupita Nyong'o
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  12. April 2016: Rihanna
    (Photo: Mert & Marcus for Vogue)
  13. October 2015: Lupita Nyong'o
    (Photo: Mert & Marcus for Vogue)
  14. September 2015: Beyoncé
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  15. April 2015: Serena Williams
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  16. July 2014: Lupita Nyong'o
    (Photo: Mikael Jansson for Vogue)
  17. March 2014: Rihanna
    (Photo: David Sims for Vogue)
  18. April 2013: Michelle Obama
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  19. March 2013: Beyoncé
    (Photo: Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue)
  20. November 2012: Rihanna
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  21. April 2011: Rihanna
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  22. September 2010: Halle Berry
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  23. April 2009: Beyoncé
    (Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue)
  24. March 2009: Michelle Obama
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  25. March 2007: Jennifer Hudson
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  26. May 2005: Liya Kebede
    (Photo: Steven Meisel for Vogue)
  27. December 2002: Halle Berry
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  28. January 2001: Marion Jones
    (Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
  29. October 1998: Oprah Winfrey
    (Photo: Steven Meisel for Vogue)
  30. June 1993: Naomi Campbell
    (Photo: Steven Meisel for Vogue)
  31. September 1989: Naomi Campbell
    (Photo: Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue)
  32. January 1989: Karen Alexander
    (Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Vogue)
  33. April 1988: Kara Young
    (Photo: Richard Avedon for Vogue)
  34. February 1987: Louise Yvent
    (Photo: Richard Avedon for Vogue)
  35. May 1985: Shari Belafonte
    (Photo: Richard Avedon for Vogue)
  36. January 1985: Shari Belafonte
    (Photo: Richard Avedon for Vogue)
  37. December 1982: Shari Belafonte
    (Photo: Richard Avedon for Vogue)
  38. January 1981: Beverly Johnson
    (Photo: Richard Avedon for Vogue)
  39. August 1978: Peggy Dillard
    (Photo: Albert Watson for Vogue)
  40. August 1977: Peggy Dillard
    (Photo: Albert Watson for Vogue)
  41. January 1975: Beverly Johnson
    (Photo: Francesco Scavullo for Vogue)
  42. August 1974: Beverly Johnson
    (Photo: Francesco Scavullo for Vogue)

(Photos from Left to Right: Ethan James Green for Vogue, Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, David Sims for Vogue, Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, and Mert & Marcus for Vogue)

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